McGraw-Hill has signed an agreement to sell its education business, McGraw-Hill Education, to investment firm Apollo Global Management for $2.5 billion.
India’s Aakash Android-tablet was first offered for $35, but an updated model with a better processor, RAM and screen is now being sold to students for $21 subsidized price.
Academic programs are increasingly focusing on translation, with universities partnering with publishers and many offering a specialized focus on the field.
Tunisia’s ISLAMeBooks, one of several new digital start-ups in the Arab world, is looking to help explain Islamic practice and theology to a wider readership.
One of the smallest nations in the world, New Zealand, has become a key trading partner with one of the largest, China.
Seven current and former heads of major American publishing houses have published a joint statement opposing hate speech in Saudi textbooks.
This week’s news from Brazil offers a survey of the e-book market, which is rapidly growing but hugely concentrated, while Pasta do Professor is a runaway success.
As in May, Agape Jr. dominates the bestseller list in Brazil (expect 50 Shades to bump it next month), meanwhile publishers protest anti-unauthorized bio law.
Let’s Read, a bold initiative to promote reading among preschool children in Gaza, launched at the Al-Shati refugee camp after overcoming many challenges.
Vikram Savkar from Nature Publishing Group describes the mission behind his successful digital textbook, Principles of Biology, at the IDPF Conference.